Texas_Aggie wrote:once things get rolling, how fast will they typically turn?
Teaxas Aggie it depends on the weather, sunny cool days are good, rainy days are not. This year could be an unusual one. As of 4 or 5 days ago, everything was green across the whole state, and it was looking like it was going to be at least 7 to 14 days later than normal. We've had some of the good weather this week, which may accelerate that. If the cool weather sustains, it could go from green to some good color in some places
in 4 or 5 days, but who knows.
If you arrive and have a mostly green situation, look for places that get you to higher elevation, like the Gap roads, or head way north to the Northeast Kingdom (northeast of St. Johnsbury). Mixed color and green can make for interesting photos too, it doesn't have to be about peak color. And color can happen in pockets here and there, you have to get out and drive around if color hasn't popped yet.
This webcam is not encouraging currently. This is from Pittsburg NH, which is further north than the Northeast Kingdom, and as far north you can go in New Hampshire without being in Canada. As of today 9/25 it still looks pretty green to me, despite the cold snap we've had in recent days. The "old" normal peak for Pittsburg would have been "late September", but this looks like it has at least a week to go. A big change can happen in 4 or 5 days, but it's definitely green now.
Here is a link to another place with "reports", that seems to be posting more frequently than the state of Vermont Report, albeit with less detailed information. Caveat emptor
https://www.foliagenetwork.com/index.ph ... rtheast-us